The Lady Indian field hockey team closed out their regular home season with a 3-0 win over 5A Highland Springs to celebrate Senior Night here on Friday. The victory gives the young Indian ladies their fifth of the season in what coach Mark Fridenstine called “A class A game.”
Northumberland broke it open at the twelve minute mark of the first half when Chloey O’Bier passed to Emily Rice who put the ball into the Springers net. Two minutes later the same two combined for a second goal. In the second half on a “short corners” play Rice put the ball in play to O’Bier who passed it back to Rice who then hit Gracie Hall who scored. It was only the second “short corners” that the Indians scored on this season.
“We played the best game we played all year,” stated an excited Fridenstine, “We passed well, stopped the ball for take aways and communicated well. Everything we did worked well.” The first half defense was so strong that the Indian goal tender never touched the ball. Highland Springs came out strong in the second half and the Indian was forced to fight hard on defense. Goalie Kendra Jett made two saves to preserve the shut-out.
“Unbelievable game” praise went to Jayna Bramblet, Abby Gooch, Hannah Hall, Anna Jett, Chloey O’Bier, Lauren Rahn, Emily Rice and Shelby Smithart. Seniors playing their last home game for the green and gold were Becca Baker, Hannah Hall, Anna Jett, Kendra Jett, and Chloey O’Bier.
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